Sunday April 5-th, 2020

Nine dead, thousands forced to evacuate homes after flash floods Nine dead, thousands forced to evacuate homes after flash floods

Numerous deaths were caused by hypothermia, though one was a teenager who was electrocuted by a power line, the country's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said. He added some projects have been delayed since 2017 due to land acquisition problems. ...

Iran seizes ship near Abu Musa island in Gulf for fuel smuggling Iran seizes ship near Abu Musa island in Gulf for fuel smuggling

Malaysian news website freemalaysiatoday.com quoted Iran's Fars news agency saying that commandos of the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were dispatched on a mission to counter pirates during the ongoing trilateral naval drill...

North Korea ends test moratoriums, threatens 'new' weapon North Korea ends test moratoriums, threatens 'new' weapon

Kim said the "strategic weapon" to the world will be a nuclear deterrent in face of "gangster-like" United States pressure. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeii has instructed us to adopt a "different way", saying that our country wants peace with No...

Cars get trapped by tumbleweeds on Washington state highway Cars get trapped by tumbleweeds on Washington state highway

According to the Washington State Patrol, SR 240 was closed late Tuesday until around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The state Department of Transportation sent two snowplows to clear the tumbleweeds, which covered the road for a distance of roughly three fo...

Two Alaskan snowboarders killed in Canadian avalanche Two Alaskan snowboarders killed in Canadian avalanche

Monday, The Anchorage Daily News reported . Two Alaska men on a snowboarding trip to British Columbia died when they were caught in an avalanche , according to provincial officials. Avalanche danger ratings are high in many parts of B.C., but A...

London fireworks see in the new year with a bang London fireworks see in the new year with a bang

The city's lengthy display began even before midnight local time (1400 CET). During New Year's Eve , Filipinos gathered for a midnight feast that symbolises their hopes for prosperity and an abundant year ahead. A man was unresponsive on Art Galle...

Railways announces fare hike effective from Jan 1 Railways announces fare hike effective from Jan 1

Now the festive period is over, many of us will soon be returning to work. The TUC said someone earning an average salary in the United Kingdom would have to spend 16% of their wages for a season ticket from Chelmsford to London (£511 a month), b...

Taiwanese Air Force General missing after helicopter emergency landing Taiwanese Air Force General missing after helicopter emergency landing

The Taiwanese Defence Ministry has confirmed the death of Air Force General Shen Yi-min - Chief of the Taiwanese General Staff. Eight people were killed in the crash and five survived. President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election, cancelled all...

Happy 2020: Server at MI restaurant gets $2,020 tip Happy 2020: Server at MI restaurant gets $2,020 tip

The credit card receipt said "Happy New Year". They tipped a festive US$2020 (A$2880). Franzoni then went to a restaurant and left a tip of $ 20.20. My kids have a future, and I have a home. "It's a big deal". Customers were encouraged to tip 100 p...

Gaganyaan Astronauts' Training and Chandrayaan 3 Dominate ISRO's 2020 Plans Gaganyaan Astronauts' Training and Chandrayaan 3 Dominate ISRO's 2020 Plans

BANGALORE-India plans to make a fresh attempt to land an unmanned mission on the moon in 2020 after a failed bid a year ago, the head of the country's space program said Wednesday. He also said that India plans to launch at least 25 space mission...

Teen who fell on Mount Hood, broke leg from Surrey Teen who fell on Mount Hood, broke leg from Surrey

Gurbaz sustained a leg injury during the fall and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland after he was rescued by Hood River Crag Rats, AMR's Reach & Treat Team and the Portland Mountain Rescue teams. The boy was later safely transport...

Australia fires: Mogo Zoo animals saved by staff efforts Australia fires: Mogo Zoo animals saved by staff efforts

The bushfires ravaging Australia have lead to a national emergency with lives lost and countless homes destroyed . "Right now in my house there's animals of all descriptions in all the different rooms, that are there safe and protected ...

Moscow brings in artificial snow for New Year Moscow brings in artificial snow for New Year

The images of a snowboard hill that was delivered for a New Year's exhibition went viral on social media. Some, according to the Guardian's Andrew Roth, observed the irony of carting snow into a city that spends millions of dollars each year on its...

Meet Mackay's first baby for 2020 Meet Mackay's first baby for 2020

His mom, Dannie, and baby Dominick are resting comfortably, Brigham and Women's Hospital said in a statement. Henri's early-morning appearance was none too soon for Baillargeon and his partner, Amelie Bouchard, who had been eagerly awaiting their b...

Benjamin Netanyahu to seek immunity from corruption charges Benjamin Netanyahu to seek immunity from corruption charges

He said it "would be in line with the law. with the goal of continuing to serve you, for the future of Israel ". Netanyahu's immunity request carried political risks, adding more ammunition to challengers who seek to portray him as an autocratic l...

Pro-militia protesters withdraw from US Embassy in Iraq

The group said the demonstrators' "message has been heard". But the following day, the embassy in Baghdad was besieged. "If Iran decides to confront a country, we will do that openly". The US has announced it will deploy an infantry battalion of ...

Woman dies after being set on fire during surgery in Romania Woman dies after being set on fire during surgery in Romania

The incident took place at Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest where the patient was hospitalized to undergo a surgery on her pancreas. Upon contact with the scalpel, the disinfectant caused combustion and the patient " ignited like a torch ", wrote la...

"Unfathomable tragedy" as fire ravishes German zoo's ape house

Authorities say the fire may have been caused by sky lanterns. Krefeld Police spokesman Gerd Hoppmann told the media conference that witnesses had spotted sky lanterns "flying close to the zoo and very low, so we can assume they fell on the groun...

Australian wildfires claim more lives on New Year's Day Australian wildfires claim more lives on New Year's Day

Hundreds of properties, including homes, schools and businesses, have been reportedly destroyed in the region, where fire crews continue to battle blazes threatening communities. The body of a man was found in a burnt auto early on Wednesday on the s...

Sen. Blunt: Senate Trial Will Be Over Before Feb. 4 SOTU Sen. Blunt: Senate Trial Will Be Over Before Feb. 4 SOTU

The Texas Democrat then claimed throughout an look on MSNBC that we have to impeach Trump to 'cope with slavery'. He also encouraged followers to " read the transcripts ". McConnell said he has heard enough and it is not up to the Senate to make up...

China, Russia, Iran start joint naval exercise in Gulf of Oman China, Russia, Iran start joint naval exercise in Gulf of Oman

Beijing said the drills are aimed at deepening "exchange and cooperation" between the navies. He did not give details on how many personnel or ships would take part overall in an exercise that concludes Monday. "The common nature of maritime threat...

Pueblo offering free Christmas tree recycling Pueblo offering free Christmas tree recycling

Philadelphia's Philly Goat Project , Smiling Hill Farms in Westbrook, Maine, and Shay's Flock of Fun Farm of Townsend, Massachusetts are just some of the locations accepting Christmas trees that are untreated and still green. This annual Christma...

Australia: Thousands trapped as bushfires encircles coastal town Australia: Thousands trapped as bushfires encircles coastal town

At least 4,000 people are trapped on the coastal town of Mallacoota because of the bushfires that cut off main in and out road of the town. Four people are also missing in eastern Victoria and officials fear for the fate of another person near th...

Pope slaps pilgrim in shocking New Year incident Pope slaps pilgrim in shocking New Year incident

The pope was walking toward the Nativity scene in the center of the crowded square when the incident occurred. A visibly disgruntled Pope slapped the woman's hand to free himself from her grasp and pulled away while exhibiting pain and annoyance.

Volunteer Firefighter Killed In Volunteer Firefighter Killed In "Freak Accident" Identified As Young Newlywed Samuel McPaul

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has confirmed two fatalities, believed to be a father and his son, as a result of bushfires on the south coast of New South Wales. The firefighters were working on the Green Valley fire at the time which has b...